Three Rivers, CA Trails and Parks

Three Rivers has 134 trails in the vicinity, including 130 hiking trails and 41 for backpacking. These trails range from 0.5 to 110.4 miles in length. The most popular trails are Hockett Meadows & Little Kern River (Backpacking), Mineral King to Little Five Lakes (Backpacking) and Big and Little Five Lakes. Trails.com member Ray S. recently completed Pear Lake Trail.
  • Lakes TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate
    •  6 to 8 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    This jaunt culminates at exquisite Pear Lake, the last lake on the Lakes Trail. In the shadow of Alta Peak, this austere glacial bowl is a marvelous ...

  • Rae LakesView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    •  Moderate
    •  6 days
    •  41.75 miles
    •  Guide

    This fine trip circles King Spur. The scenery en route is dramatic enough to challenge the most accomplished photographer or artist as the trail ...

  • Coyote LakesView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate to Difficult
    •  39.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A spectacular out-and-back tour into the high country along the Great Western Divide.

  • Hamilton LakesView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    •  Difficult
    •  4 days
    •  30.8 miles
    •  Guide

    From the Bearpaw Meadow High Sierra Camp, the High Sierra Trail leads past Valhalla to campsites with picturesque views at the lower of the clear ...

  • Alta PeakView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  8 hours
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Although the Alta Trail formally begins in the Giant Forest, this shorter route allows hearty day hikers a 360-degree view from an 11,000-foot-plus ...

  • Five Lakes, Little and Big TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    •  Difficult
    •  3–4 days
    •  28.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Three passes with unbelievable views and fourteen outstanding lakes make this the kind of hike you do not want to rush through. (Note: This loop ...

  • North Fork TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    •  Moderate
    •  4.5 to 5 hours
    •  8.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This trek brings you to expansive Yucca Flat, then traverses the lower flanks of Yucca Mountain to views of the North Fork of the Kaweah and ...

  • High Sierra Trail to Bearpaw MeadowView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    •  Moderate
    •  2 to 4 days
    •  22 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip takes you along the High Sierra Trail, up the scenic Middle Fork Canyon, to a large campground across from the Bearpaw Meadow High ...

  • Paradise PeakView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  5 to 6 hours
    •  9.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip takes you past the sequoias of Atwell Grove and on to views of the peaks surrounding the Mineral King Valley and the Middle Fork of ...

  • White Chief BowlView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  4.5 to 5 hours
    •  8.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This trek to a magnificent alpine bowl passes the ruins of a cabin, an expansive meadow, mineshafts, and marble caverns.

  • Eagle LakeView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip brings you to a picturesque rockbound lake, and a large population of pikas.

  • Ladybug Camp and Whisky Log CampView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate
    •  4.5 to 5 hours
    •  8.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip follows the first portion of the historic Hockett Trail, a trans-Sierra route built in the 1860s, then leads to secluded campsites ...

  • Sequoia Ski Touring AreaView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    •  Guide

    In 1890, several years after John Muir witnessed and reported on the destruction of the Sequoia groves, President Benjamin Harrison signed the ...

  • Jennie LakesView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    •  Moderate
    •  3 days
    •  18.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A peaceful alternative to the popular backcountry in adjacent Kings Canyon National Park, this stroll through Jennie Lakes Wilderness leads backpackers ...

  • Giant Forest to Bearpaw MeadowView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    •  Difficult
    •  8 hours walking time one way, making for a 2-day round-trip.
    •  11.3 miles
    •  Guide

    With near-constant views over the spectacular Kaweah Canyon, the High Sierra Trail leads from the Giant Forest to Bearpaw Meadow, a superb base ...

  • Sequoia National Park Area CampgroundsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    According to National Geographic, a backpacker in Sequoia National Park can hike to a spot that is farther from roads than any other place in ...

  • White Chief CanyonView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    •  Difficult
    •  5.5 hours
    •  8.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This trek to a magnificent alpine bowl passes two waterfalls, the ruins of a cabin, an expansive meadow, mine shafts, and marble caverns along ...

  • Marble FallsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    •  Moderate
    •  3.5 to 4 hours
    •  6.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike traverses the steep eastern wall of Deep Canyon, high above the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River, to the dramatic spectacle of Marble ...

  • Atwell - Hockett Trail to Hockett MeadowsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    •  Difficult
    •  2 days
    •  19.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike leads you past billowing falls at the East Fork bridge and through the East Fork Grove of giant sequoias to beautiful Hockett Meadows ...

  • Franklin LakesView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  5.5 to 6
    •  10.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip brings you to the beautiful lower Franklin Lake, passing mines and meadows along the way.

  • Timber GapView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate
    •  2.5 to 3 hours
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This trek gives you a nice panorama with a little less work than other trails above the Mineral King Valley, and even gives you a peek across ...

  • Alta Meadow and Alta Peak TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  8 hours
    •  13.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Two destinations lure you deep into the backcountry, one a green meadow fringed by the magnificent summits of the Great Western Divide and the ...

  • Eagle Crest TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate
    •  4 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Eagle Crest Trail offers you a perplexing choice of three beautiful and very different valleys: White Chief Canyon, Eagle Creek, and Mosquito ...

  • Franklin Lakes TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate
    •  6 hours
    •  10.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Enclosed in a snow-dappled cirque below Mount Franklin and Tulare Peak, Lower Franklin Lake is as beautiful as nature and man could make it. ...

  • Cobalt and Crystal Lakes TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  6 hours
    •  9.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Just a few miles from the extremely popular and overused Monarch Lakes lie four scenic and often overlooked lakes in a rock-filled basin on a ...